Ride Checklist

The following ride checklist will help to plan your next mountain biking adventure.
You should always be self sufficient, not reliant on other riders.
Not all items listed will be needed for every ride.
Pack only what you need and leave the rest at home or in the car.
Remember, you’ve got to carry what you pack.

Cycling Gear
Eye protection
Comfortable clothing and/or
Cycling shorts
Hydration pack and/or
Water bottles and carriers

Bicycle multi tool
Tire levers
Spare tube and or Tube patch kit
Pump or Co2
Chain quick link and/or
Chain tool
Spare chain link

Personal Supplies
Snacks or Gel Packs
Sun screen
Band Aids
Sterile gauze pads
One-inch adhesive tape
Emergency Phone Numbers
Medical Card

Positive attitudes are preferable
Respect hikers, horse back riders, the environment, and other creatures on the trail


SSFTA Ride Liability Disclaimer

Helmets are required on all rides because mountain biking can be a dangerous activity, even while just hangin’ around before or after a ride!

The SSFTA is a fun social group and our invitation to ride is not an assumption of any liability whatsoever on the Club’s, member’s, sponsor’s, or affiliate’s part. The terrain and group-ride dynamics can be extremely variable and can possibly exceed any rider’s ability at any time. The SSFTA is not responsible for accidents or ignorance on yours or anyone’s part.

Your decision to show up and ride with SSFTA or any of its members, affiliates, sponsors, et al., expressly waives your right to blame anyone else for your or others poor judgment, mishaps, equipment failures, dumb luck, or any other “lame-blame-game” or excuse you or others may harbor or concoct.

Speaking of equipment failures, if yours does, someone else might be able to fix it but you should be prepared to deal with it without counting on others. Wear proper clothing and by all means come prepared to hydrate and nourish yourself before and during the event. You should also consult with a physician before attempting any exercise (and you should consult with a psychiatrist if you have any other issues). Always carry clear identification and insurance cards.

“Remember, in man vs oak tree the oak tree wins” C.K.



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